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Jester Ball 2008 – In retrospect

By johnboy 24 November 2008 29

[First filed: November 22, 2008 @ 13:08]

Friday night’s Jester Ball was in many ways a different affair from its predecessor

Partly it was the time of year, still light when doors opened.

Partly it was simply that the new organiser is a woman. It came out in little things like the bar stocking as many varieties of champagne as beer. (And I am now forcefully reminded that amongst the many reasons I do not drink VB is its predeliction for headaches.)

CityNews’ Jorian Gardner was a fine MC, but lacked the madcap excitement of last year’s Jester. And the entertainment, be it burlesque dancing or fashion parades, seemed to engage the ladies more than the men.

On the other hand the men had the ladies to look at.

Despite the differences it was amazing fun. The large crowd had a great time at the Albert Hall without incident.

There’s a slideshow below of the astonishing outfits. If you’ve got some photos of any we missed email them in to images@the-riotact.com along with the name you’d like credited. Many thanks to Asher Floyd who has sent in the sort of corking images one would expect from a photographer of his stature.

A note on the photos: A downside of a masque is that photographers who normally wear glasses are seeing a little fuzzy. This meant I tended to play it safe and use flash. Yes, some people are in there more than once. As this is a function of particularly amazing outfits this is not a bad thing.

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Chenoeh 2:18 pm 22 Nov 10

Couple of years too late perhaps….. but glad most of you had a good night….. am working on a new one for 2011

magella 4:46 pm 24 Nov 08

stray said :

im the one in black and pink 😉

wow! me too! 🙂

stray 3:56 pm 24 Nov 08

im the one in black and pink 😉

Granny 3:55 pm 24 Nov 08

I sometimes do! Sometimes!

tylersmayhem 3:46 pm 24 Nov 08

I thought blind’s description was excellent, tylers.

C’mon Granny, since when does anyone agree with me anyways 😉

Granny 3:31 pm 24 Nov 08

Hmmmm … that is a bit scary.

Hadley 3:29 pm 24 Nov 08

I have been stuck in a broken elevator with Blind before, and within the first minute and a half he had started to perform mouth to mouth on my left eye, while intermittently rambling about the history of Mowtown. The elevator started up after the third minute, but he demanded emergency services leave us alone on our ‘honeymoon’.

Granny 2:53 pm 24 Nov 08

I would hate to be stuck in a broken-down elevator, but if I was then I would be happy to have someone like blind to speak to!

: )

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 2:50 pm 24 Nov 08

I would hate to be stuck in a broken-down elevator with no-one but blind to speak to.

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